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Deborah Wall (#46976690)
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Bio Photo We Are The Chosen

We are the chosen. In each family there is one who seems called to find
the ancestors. To put flesh on their bones and make them live again, to
tell the family story and to feel that somehow they know and approve.

Doing genealogy is not a cold gathering of facts but, instead, breathing
life into all who have gone before. We are the storytellers of the tribe.
All tribes have one. We have been called, as it were, by our genes. Those
who have gone before cry out to us, "Tell our story!" So, we do. In
finding them, we somehow find ourselves. How many graves have I stood before
now and cried? I have lost count. How many times have I told the
ancestors, "You have a wonderful family; you would be proud of us." How many times
have I walked up to a grave and felt somehow there was love there for me?
I cannot say. It goes beyond just documenting facts. It goes to who am I
and why do I do the things I do. It goes to seeing a cemetery about to be
lost forever to weeds and indifference and saying, "I can't let this
happen." The bones here are bones of my bone and flesh of my flesh. It goes to
doing something about it. It goes to pride in what our ancestors were able
to accomplish, how they contributed to what we are today. It goes to
respecting their hardships and losses, their never giving in or giving up,
their resoluteness to go on and build a life for their family. It goes to deep
pride that the fathers fought and some died to make and keep us a Nation.
It goes to a deep and immense understanding that they were doing it for us.
It is of equal pride and love that our mothers struggled to give us at
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Glenn R. Smith 27244946
I don't believe that this is the son of John William Smith and Charlotte Robinson. Their son is Glenn Edgar Smith 24 Apr 1892-09 Nov 1973 and is buried in Tampa, Florida. I'm not sure who Glenn R Smith is. Thank you, Sharon
Added by SGirton on Aug 15, 2016 6:19 PM
Peter Barber
Margaret O McGarry
Margaret O Mc Garry is my mother. There is an error on the site for her. Her mother is listed as a spouse. Could you eitjer correct that or give me ownership of the site?

Thank you, Peter W Barber
Added by Peter Barber on Jul 20, 2016 2:26 PM
cont. My dad
His name was Charles Jay Smurthwaite. Thank you again for posting his obituary on Find A Grave.
Added by Smurf on Jun 26, 2016 9:50 AM
My Dad
Thank you for posting my dad's obituary on
Find a Grave. It touched my heart and I had no idea that someone would take the time and dedication to do this for others. This really touched my heart. Thank you for all you do. Lisa
Added by Smurf on Jun 26, 2016 9:48 AM
Carl and Judi
James Hepplewhite
Thank you for posting James' obituary on his FindAGrave memorial. Do you know what newspaper it was from?
Added by Carl and Judi on Jun 14, 2016 3:16 PM
Mt Olivet Cemetary
Found out about this website from one of the trustee's of Mount Olivet Cemetery. The memorials you are looking for may not be there. She told me they are doing an updated database, I will let you know when it is completed.

Added by WVBullTerrier on Jun 07, 2016 9:19 AM
RE: Ralph Brown
Sorry l could not help.
Added by James on May 31, 2016 2:33 PM
Dewey Morgan
Yes, I am a Cadiz lifer. I am glad to help. My father graduated with Bonnie "Brown" Cowans. Let me know if I can help with anything at Cadiz.

Dewey Morgan
Added by Dewey Morgan on May 25, 2016 7:01 PM
Thank you for processing the edits on Watson :)
Added by MYLOOKBACK on May 19, 2016 11:24 AM
Marc A Holmes
Clarence Foster
Hello Debra i see you have clarence foster that died in 1954. he is my great grandmother eleanor baby brother . i dont know for sure if clarence mother viola is buried here . her full name is viola edna davis , she married clarence foster who is buried in westlawn cemetery. he died around 1939. I am wondering if you can see if viola foster is buried there. i know that she died somewhere before 1930s . her birthdate is probably around 1890s
Added by Marc A Holmes on May 18, 2016 2:29 PM
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